lifer - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] informal 

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/ˈlaɪfə(r)/
singularlifer
plurallifers
  1. 1
    someone who has been sent to prison for the rest of their life
  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    someone who has worked for the same company throughout their career

    Royal Dutch Shell surprised the oil industry by choosing Ben van Beurden ... The 55-year-old Shell “lifer” was not on the shortlist of executives.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 05/01/2016